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CHICAGO – As the deadline to file state and federal tax returns draws near, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago is highlighting free filing options for local residents who may need assistance.
“For many, filing taxes can become a tedious process, but fortunately, there are free filing options and services available to make filing less difficult,” said Tarver. “Payment plans are also available, allowing taxes to be paid in installments since families have been faced with many new challenges in recent months.”
AURORA, Ill. – To help consumers maximize their savings on utility costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is hosting virtual one-on-one utility bill clinics with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Wednesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
DES PLAINES, Ill – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is reminding residents of the upcoming July 15 deadline to file their taxes, which was delayed from the usual date in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With the tax deadline approaching next week, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is reminding residents to file their state and federal income taxes by July 15.
To Safeguard Rights of Senior Citizens, Illinois Legislators Express Profound Concern about Consequences of Clare Oaks Bankruptcy
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – The bankruptcy filing of Clare Oaks, a leading continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Bartlett, Ill., has drawn intense interest from state representatives led by Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, whose 45th District encompasses Clare Oaks.
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – With the income tax filing deadline approaching, state Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is reminding residents to file their state and federal taxes if they have not already done so.
OTTAWA, IL – As the July 15 deadline to file state and federal taxes approaches next week, state Rep. Lance Yednock is highlighting free filing options for local residents who may need assistance.
“Filing taxes can become overwhelming for many, but there are free filing services and assistance programs from the IRS and state government available to ease the process,” Yednock said. “For those who may be faced with financial hardships, there are also payment plans available, allowing taxes to be paid in installments.”
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Thursday.
LOMBARD – After a fruitful and thought-provoking inaugural event, state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, will host the second in her three-part series of community conversations on race. The next conversation, which will focus on law enforcement, will be held via video link on Tuesday, July 14 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
RED BUD, Ill. – As the extended state and federal tax deadline quickly approaches, state Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, is reminding residents to file their income taxes on or before July 15.
CHICAGO – With one week until the federal and state deadlines for filing 2019 tax returns, state Rep. Kam Buckner is highlighting filing tips for local residents.
Welch Joins Castro and Advocates to Launch Proposal Demanding Increased Corporate Diversity at Big Banks
HILLSIDE, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is joining state Sen. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, and Otis Monroe, Chief Executive Officer of the Monroe Foundation to announce new legislation that requires financial institutions doing business with the state of Illinois to meet minimum corporate diversity standards at a press conference scheduled for Thursday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Thompson Center.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To help residents save on their utility bills, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is partnering with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) to host a Home Energy Saving Webinar on Friday, July 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is partnering with the Central Illinois Blood Center to host a blood drive for local hospitals in Decatur and Springfield to help address blood shortages.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines is encouraging families experiencing food instability during the COVID-19 public health crisis to take advantage of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program providing families with cash payments for the purpose of purchasing food.
GURNEE, Ill. – Students with epilepsy will be safer at school under legislation backed by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, that went into effect on July 1. Mason sponsored the Seizure Smart School Act, a measure that creates new seizure training requirements for all Illinois school employees.
VILLA PARK, Ill. – As COVID-19 continues to impact local communities, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, is informing residents of a new Remote Patient Monitoring Program to allow sick patients to receive daily telehealth services through the new Virtual Care Program.
OTTAWA, IL – As many workers throughout the Illinois Valley have been laid off or furloughed in recent months, state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is highlighting new job training resources for Illinoisans that are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.